Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (Paperback)

By Morgan Matson

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781416990666, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011

List Price: 10.99*
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Description

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.


About the Author

Morgan Matson is a New York Times bestselling author. She received her MFA in writing for children from the New School and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, Second Chance Summer, won the California State Book Award. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at MorganMatson.com.


Praise For Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

“This is an incredible book—heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able.” --Lauren Myracle, New York Times Bestselling author of Thirteen and TTYL

"One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. AMY & ROGER is a book to love." --Deb Caletti

* "A near perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side." --Kirkus